Texas Scorecard
Getting Around to Priorities

Each week, Texas Scorecard Managing Editor Brandon Waltens visits with special guests and Texas Scorecard reporters, taking a look at the stories that are making headlines.


  • Brandon spent Thursday at the Texas Capitol speaking with folks about the numerous priority bills scheduled for a hearing.
  • Taxpayer-funded lobbying: Last session, the bill was ultimately voted down. This year, supporters are hopeful for a different outcome.
  • Constitutional Carry: The Republican Party of Texas and gun owners across Texas have been advocating constitutional carry for more than a decade.
  • Children and Gender Modification: State lawmakers are currently considering a proposed law to classify the permanently scarring procedures as child abuse.
  • Election Integrity: Chairman Briscoe Cain said the Elections Committee will hear House Bill 6 again “soon.”
  • Religious Liberty: The proposed law would protect churches from government officials’ shutdown orders.


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